Why has the dialogue track on my Haunting DTS-ES disc died?

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  1. Nick Graham

    Nick Graham Screenwriter

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    I have The Haunting DTS-ES, and while I had not watched it in a while, I decided to load it up to try out my new Kenwood VR-6060 and JBL NSP1 II set, and to hear it for the first time in DTS-ES discrete. I remember the last time I watched it, about a year ago on my ye old turd Sony HTIB, the DTS track sounded fine. Now when I watch it, all the surrounds sound spectacular, as well as any non dialogue sounds coming from the center channel, but the dialogue is severely muffled, like the volume for only the dialogue track has been set to near-mute. I don't believe it is my new equipment, as every other DTS-ES disc I have sounds fine, and like I said, any sound effects and non-dialogue sounds that the disc pumps into the center channel sound fine.

    Has the disc somehow gone bad?
     
  2. Garrett Lundy

    Garrett Lundy Producer

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    Maybe your DVD is ....... Haunted! [​IMG]
     
  3. Vic_T

    Vic_T Stunt Coordinator

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    It doesn't sound likely that the disc "went bad". Any damage or degradation to the disc would cause manifest themselves as refusal to play of pixelation. Do you have any DSPs turned on? You said your center channel is working, is the volume consistent with the other channels?
     
  4. Simon Basso

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    I agree with Vic, not the disc. I have some discs that have been badly mastered (step forward Evolution and Frequency), and the centre channel is way too low. I've also had bad discs, and everything collapses, picture and sound, it's not selective. It's either your amp settings, the speaker or the cabling.
     
  5. Mark Hammon

    Mark Hammon Stunt Coordinator

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    Just a thought - the other discs were they both DD and DTS? THE HAUNTING DTS disc was DTS only, right?

    My mom's new receiver would muffle DD tracks on newer discs like PEARL HARBOR and JURASSIC PARK III. But it would play DTS just fine. What I'm wondering is if the other discs were not actually playing DTS but defaulting to DD. The DD muffling was due to a chip problem in the receivers. This was talked about at the time it happened (over a year ago).

    Since you say the other discs played fine, I assume that all the digital connections were made. Digital output of DVD player connected to Digital input of receiver. Receiver digital input turned switched to, etc...
     
  6. Nick Graham

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    All connections are groovy. Gladiator, T2:UE, Fellowship of the Ring: EE, and Stargate UE are all examples of DTS-ES discs that play flawlessly, and I assure you I had them all set to DTS-ES. I assume if all of these sound great in DTS-ES, it would be the disc, but I suppose anything is possible. I may pick up a digital coax cable tonight, in the off chance that would fix anything. I assume it could be the receiver, but it sucks if my receiver works fine with everything except for one disc.
     

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